Pornhub decided to create the Tor mirror site to help protect the porn-viewing habits of LGBT users, whose sexual preferences can be criminalized in certain countries.
Want to keep your adult online activities private? Well, good news: Pornhub is now available on the dark web.
Pornhub has created a Tor mirror site, which is accessible at http://pornhubthbh7ap3u.onion/. Visiting the link will require the Tor browser, which can help anonymize your web traffic and prevent internet service providers and government snoops from tracking your activities.
Pornhub says it created the Tor site to protect the porn-viewing habits of LGBT users, whose sexual preferences can be criminalized in certain countries. “As ill-willed hackers and compromising surveillance practices become growing concerns, it’s important that we set up internal safeguards to help anonymize the online activity and communication of our users,” Pornhub VP Corey Price said in a statement.
A Tor mirror can also act as an alternative if a government has chosen to block the main Pornhub website. It’s why other companies, including Facebook, The New York Times, and the BBC have also launched their own Tor mirrors over the years.
To anonymize your activities, the Tor browser ferries your connection through a network of volunteer-operated servers across the globe. On the downside, web surfing on Tor can be slow since your traffic is traveling over the various network nodes. So it isn’t recommended for the impatient.